Setting SunsBecause Phoenix has shopped Amare Stoudemire so heavily, it will be shocking if he isn’t traded before Thursday’s 2 p.m. deadline. The Suns are weighing several offers but aren’t expected to get top value for the four-time All-Star.
Stoudemire isn’t the only player who will change uniforms. And the Suns aren’t the only team looking to clear cap space. The Hornets don’t want to pay the dollar-for-dollar penalty for every dollar they’re over the $71.1 million luxury tax. Vince Carter (to Cleveland?), Chris Bosh, David Lee and Shaquille O’Neal have been mentioned, but all four probably will remain with their current teams. Two prominent names not on the list below that might be traded are Marcus Camby and Carlos Boozer. The latest rumors include: Amare Stoudemire: The Bulls (Tyrus Thomas, Joakim Noah and Thabo Sefolosha and a draft pick) have been the team most prominently mentioned but Miami, Detroit, Golden State and a team no one has identified reportedly are in the mix. Tyson Chandler: Hampered by Peja Stojakovic’s contract, the Hornets could trade Chandler to Detroit for Rasheed Wallace’s expiring contract.